Ashleigh Ball

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Ashleigh Ball
Ashleigh Ball.jpg
Ashleigh Ball performing with Hey Ocean!
Born Ashleigh Adele Ball
(1983-03-31) March 31, 1983 (age 35)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Alma mater Canadian College of Performing Arts[1]
Occupation Voice actress, musician
Years active 2002–present
Musical career
Genres
  • Pop
  • rock
Instruments
Years active 2004–present
Labels
  • Nettwerk
  • Universal Music
Associated acts Hey Ocean!

Ashleigh Adele Ball[3] (born March 31, 1983)[4][5] is a Canadian voice actress and musician, known for singing in the rock band Hey Ocean!, as well as voicing characters in several toyetic movies and television series, notably the Barbie film series, Bratz, Johnny Test, Littlest Pet Shop and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.[6] She is the subject of the documentary A Brony Tale directed by Brent Hodge, which follows her through her first interactions with the Brony community at BronyCon 2012.[7]

Career[edit]

A Brony Tale film poster, featuring Ball.

Ball has found a fan following through her band Hey Ocean! and through bronies, the male fans of the television show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, a show in which she voices and sings as two of the six main characters, Applejack and Rainbow Dash.[8] Ball has been to several brony conventions, including BronyCon and Bay Area Brony Spectacular as a guest of honour. Ball stated in her documentary A Brony Tale, in which she is the main subject, "It's (My Little Pony) a really important part of a lot of these people's lives. So yeah, as long as My Little Ponies exist, there will be bronies."

On May 2, 2017 she released the music video "Crazy", and on June 2 released her debut solo EP Gold in You.[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

Ball is married to Brianna Leigh Winter Armour.[11][12]

Discography[edit]

Solo albums

  • Gold in You (EP) (2017)[13]

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

List of voice performances in anime
Year Series Role Notes Source
2005 Starship Operators Sanri Wakana   [14]
2006 Shakugan no Shana Yukari Hirai   [14]
2007 Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage Hansel Maki   [14]

Animation[edit]

List of voice performances in animated series
Year Series Role Notes Source
2005–14 Johnny Test Mary Test, Sissy, others   [14]
2005–06 Mix Master Mary, Buma and others   [14]
2006 Bratz Kirstee [14]
2007–08 Edgar & Ellen Stephanie Knightleigh, Miles Knightleigh, others   [14][15]
2009 Iron Man: Armored Adventures Black Widow / Natasha Romanoff   [14]
2010–present My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Applejack, Rainbow Dash, others Also Equestria Girls [14][16]
2012 Action Dad Mick Ramsey, others   [14]
2012–16 Littlest Pet Shop Blythe Baxter, Hubble, Baa Baa Lou, others [14]
2013–2016 Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures Pinky, Spheria Suprema, others   [14]
2015 Lego Elves Emily, Aira, Mrs. Jones, Skyra [14]
2015–present Dinotrux Skya, others [14]
2015 Exchange Student Zero Charity, Peg [14]
2015–present The Deep Fontaine Nekton, Ted, Todd [14]
2016–2017 LoliRock Talia, Missy Robins, others 2 seasons [17]
2016–present Ready Jet Go! Jet Propulsion [18][14]
2016 Mack & Moxy Chuckle (Voice) [14]
2016–present Beat Bugs Jay, others Also All Together Now [19][14]
2018–present The Hollow Mira [14]

Films[edit]

List of voice performances in direct-to-video and television films and specials
Year Title Role Notes Source
2005 Action Man: X Missions the Movie Operator Voice   [14]
2006 The Barbie Diaries The DJ   [14]
2006 Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses Hadley, Isla   [14]
2007 Bratz Fashion Pixiez Sasha   [14]
2007 Betsy Bubblegum's Journey Through Yummi-Land Cara Caramel   [14]
2008 Bratz Girlz Really Rock Kirstee   [14]
2009 Barbie Presents: Thumbelina Violet   [14]
2009 The Strawberry Shortcake Movie: Sky's the Limit Plum Pudding, Berrykin #2   [14]
2010 Strawberry Shortcake: The Berryfest Princess Movie Plum Pudding, Berrykin #2   [14]
2010 Bratz: Pampered Pets Celia, Little Joanie   [14]
2011 Thor: Tales of Asgard Additional Voices   [20]
2012 Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2 Kylie Morgan, Reporter   [14]
2012 Barbie: The Princess and the Popstar Popstar Keira   [14]
2013 My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Applejack, Rainbow Dash Limited theatrical release [14]
2014 Heavenly Sword Kai Limited theatrical release [14]
2014 Barbie and the Secret Door Nori   [14]
2014 My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks Applejack, Rainbow Dash Limited theatrical release [14]
2015 My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Friendship Games Applejack, Rainbow Dash Limited theatrical release in Europe [14]
2016 My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Legend of Everfree Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Lyra Heartstrings available on Netflix beginning October 1, 2016 [14]
2017 My Little Pony: The Movie Applejack, Rainbow Dash Theatrical release [14]

Video games[edit]

List of performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source
2012 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Applejack, Rainbow Dash    
2013 LEGO City Undercover Ellie Phillips    

Live-action[edit]

List of live-action acting performances in television and film
Year Title Role Notes Source
2014 A Brony Tale Herself Documentary [21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mike Devlin. "Morgan Spurlock gives local filmmaker huge boost". Times Colonist. Retrieved May 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Said The Whale and Hey Ocean! at The Cambrian Hall - Ronatron". ronatron.net. Retrieved February 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ References to confirm middle name:
    * Ashleigh Ball. "ashleigh adele ball (@ashperson) • Instagram photos and videos". Instagram. Retrieved December 8, 2015. 
    * "Ashleigh Ball on solemnly swearing to vote #InAdvance". Turn Up YVR. October 2, 2015. Retrieved December 8, 2015. 
    * "Big Blue Wave Lyrics". Lyrics.net. Retrieved December 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ Birthday posts from Hey Ocean:
  5. ^ Furminger, Sabrina (April 30, 2014). "REEL PEOPLE: The trouble with Bronies". Westender. Vancouver. Retrieved December 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Band Profiles: Hey Ocean, The Spades, Said the Whale, Summerlad, Three Days Grace, Corb Lund, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Face to Face, Fratellis". Postmedia News. June 19, 2008. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Brony: The Movie Official Trailer released". Everfree.net. Archived from the original on December 20, 2013. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  8. ^ Andrea Warner. "COVER/MUSIC: Hey Ocean's Ashleigh Ball 'reins' over My Little Pony". Westender. Retrieved April 10, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Hey Ocean!'s Ashleigh Ball Goes Solo for 'Gold in You' EP, Premieres "Crazy" Video". exclaim.ca. Retrieved July 5, 2018. 
  10. ^ "Ashleigh Ball Finding The Gold In Everyone". beatroute.ca. July 3, 2017. Retrieved July 5, 2018. 
  11. ^ Brianna Leigh Winter Armour (September 1, 2014). "Four years ago to this day I married the woman of my dreams. I committed to my very first friend for a lifetime. Best damn thing I ever did done. To my wife for life you are my everything. Ash Person, birds still appear every time you're near. Love, Bri Bri. Abba". Retrieved August 28, 2018. 
  12. ^ Ball, Ashleigh (August 28, 2017). "Throwback to the happiest day of my life. When my best friend became my wife. ♥️Happy Birthday Brianna my Love. Xoxoxoxoxoxooxooxxxxoxoxx" – via Instagram. 
  13. ^ http://exclaim.ca/music/article/hey_ocean_s_ashleigh_ball_goes_solo_for_gold_in_you_ep_premieres_crazy_video
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am "Behind The Voice Actors - Ashleigh Ball". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved March 16, 2017. Check mark indicates BTVA has verified the role using screen capture of closing credits and other methods. 
  15. ^ Terrace 2008, p. 299
  16. ^ "Interview with Ashleigh Ball of 'My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic' - EW.com". ew.com. Retrieved April 10, 2015. 
  17. ^ Team LoliRock (November 26, 2015). "LoliRock Season 1 - Full english voice cast". Retrieved June 13, 2016 – via Tumblr. 
  18. ^ "Ready Jet Go! Credits". PBSkids.Org. Retrieved March 17, 2017. Starring Jet Ashleigh Ball 
  19. ^ Beat Bugs (October 3, 2016). "Beat Bugs - Giving Voice To The Characters". Retrieved March 16, 2017 – via YouTube. 
  20. ^ "Behind The Voice Actors - Thor: Tales of Asgard". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved April 10, 2015. 
  21. ^ "BRONY: The Movie". YouTube. August 4, 2013. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 

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